When it comes to high returns in investment there is no better livestock to raise then cattle. But in order to get your return in investment your have to wait for your cattle to be slaughtered or sold, and this requires a lot of patience.
The nice thing about raising cattle is that cattle can produce other products then meat and milk. Cattle dung can be transformed into fuel and their skin can be used for leather in making different kinds of clothes. These are the reasons why a lot of farmers raise cattle when it comes to alternative income.
When it comes to setting up your cattle farm for profits you should make sure you have a good business plan in hand. You should know what you plan to achieve and when you have to achieve it. Make sure you know what you are getting into and how much its going to cost you. You should know if you plan on grass feeding your cattle and how much it’s going to cost you.
Getting profits from raising cattle greatly depends on the type of cattle you have, so make sure you have high quality cattle on your farm. Buy high quality bulls so your cattle can produce high quality calves. The better quality your breed is the higher the amount of money you will get and the better quality meat it will produce.
It is also very important that you keep your cattle healthy at all times. If one gets sick you should make sure you take care of it as soon as possible before the illness passes on to the rest of the cattle. One way to keep your cattle healthy is by cleaning your farm every once in a while. Your cattle should also be checked by a veterinarian to make sure all is well and that your cattle are getting all the required nutrients. Your cattle should also be vaccinated every once in a while so they don’t easily pick known diseases
Ensure that your farm has a lot of clean water for your cattle to drink and green pasture is needed through out the year for your cattle to feed on. A good supply of water and pasture will ensure your cattle are well feed and taken care of thus producing better quality meat and milk. Good quality meat and milk means good returns in investment.